First the good - a gorgeous old building beautifully restored with magnificent furnishings. Now the bad - the place is entirely staffed by college students who are exceedingly nice and want to help, but are pretty much clueless.
Tried to check in at 2:30pm. Was told by a young maid that the inn keepers don't arrive until 4:00pm. Came back at 5:00pm and had to cool our heels in the library while the inn keepers (2 college kids) gave tours to 3 couples who had arrived ahead of us. Having heard the tour twice, we opted to go to our room when we finally got to check in.
The breakfast was cheddar cheese waffles and fried chicken which was just a vile as it sounds. We got a tiny fruit parfait at the beginning (excellent) and a lemon mouse (very good) after, but the main course was inedible. I told the waiter that I wanted orange juice instead of coffee. He brought a 3 ounce glass. I asked for one refill, then gave up. Worst breakfast I have ever had in a B&B. No cereal, breads or muffins offered - just greasy fried chicken for breakfast.
To top off the experience, after we had booked the room and agreed that there were no refunds, a 5% service fee was added. I assume this is the B&B equivalent of the resort fee rip-off that some hotels use. I just saw it as a bait and switch.
- Also Known As:
- Mayor`s Mansion Hotel Chattanooga
- Mayors Mansion Inn Chattanooga